Summary: This is a well made drive that functions as advertised and, unlike some other portable hard drives from bigger names that have developed problems after a few months, my 500gb drive has been going strong for a year with no glitches. I'm using it on both a Mac laptop and a PC laptop with no problems at all.
Like it a lot...but concerned by the Western Digital inside
28 July 2011
Summary: Just got this 500gb external drive. Love the way it looks, feels (rugged) and operates (fast and quiet -- maybe a tad too warm). My concern is that the actual drive inside the unit turned out to be a Western Digital. (This is easy to tell via the free Western Digital Logistics program, or -- I assume -- similar programs.
Summary: As usual, Amazon delivered fast and without any problems. The drive itself, although I bought it just a few weeks ago, has so far performed flawlessly and reliably. It is small and has a nice feel to it -- I personally am not a fan of the shiny fingerprint magnets that you see so often with external hard drives, so I actually really like the rubbery surface (which, by the way, creates some traction and thereby decreases the likelihood of you dropping the thing).
Summary: Got it a few weeks ago and have backed up everything on my iBook. All works as promised. I'm giving the product 4 stars only because, while it does promise Mac compatibility, it doesn't tell you that the included software does not work with Macs. So Mac users need to do all their backing up manually.
Summary: For my photograph storage requirements I found the Transcend StoreJet 25 USB 2.0 to be a welcome tool. Sleek, durable and a bit faster then my old Seagate, this 2.5" external hard drive comes out of the box ready to perform. This stealthy system is lightweight and packed with a 500GB external hard drive that simply leaves the higher priced competition in the dust. Its fitted with a one button setup on top of the unit.
Summary: The device has a great feel. When I started to use it, I quickly ran into a file size limit, which wasn't clear at first until I did some digging and found it was formatted with the Fat32 file system which has inherent limits and inefficiencies. After I reformatted it, allowing for files bigger than the 2 gigs (or there abouts) limit, I had no complaints.
Summary: I bought this 1 TB. I formatted it to FAT system as I want to load it with my movies and attach it to the PS3. On FAT32 formatting, the capacity is now 932 GB, which is quite good. This one gets a bit hotter than the 500 GB one, as expected. The data transfer is quite fast. The drive is sturdy.